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Coach Jim: The Running CEO – April 18, 2013

IF you’ve spent your whole life in corporate wellness, trained people on diet and exercise, have become an active member of the Medical Wellness Association worldwide and an Olympic coach in running, you’d think that you’ve already done enough to do… Read Article >

BAT plans new cigarette brands – February 17, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Global tobacco giant British American Tobacco is looking to launch new brands, including a budget-oriented one, in the Philippines as part of efforts to increase its market share and tap a wider client base.
BAT produces famous selling brands Lucky Strike, Dunhill, Kent, and Pall Mall, which accounted for more than 30 percent of the… Read Article >

BAT to push through with $200-million investment, mulls PH cigarette manufacturing plant – February 11, 2013

MANILA – Following the successful passage of the sin tax reform legislation, British American Tobacco (BAT) is pushing through with its $200 million commitment to invest in the Philippines over the next five years.
BAT general manager James Lafferty made this announcement Monday during a press briefing where he also announced that the cigarette maker will… Read Article >

NAFDAC Endorses Coca-Cola’s Fruit Juice Brand – October 12, 2012

Nigerian Bottling Company Plc (NBC), bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the country, has unfolded plans to expand existing plants and introduce new products to “cater for changing tastes”, its Chief Executive Officer, Jim Lafferty has said.
To fund the expansion, NBC will choose from… Read Article >

Philippines – The Most Joyous Place – March 21, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Expatriates in this country swear their love for the Philippines not just because they run a good business, but also because Filipinos have made their stay meaningful and enjoyable.
But, the story of James M. Lafferty, former P&G Philippines country manager and now British American tobacco Philippines (BAT) new country manager, beats anyone else in their league… Read Article >

Coke to expand production capacity in Nigeria – March 11, 2010

Nigerian Bottling Company Plc (NBC), bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the country, has unfolded plans to expand existing plants and introduce new products to “cater for changing tastes”, its Chief Executive Officer, Jim Lafferty has said.
To fund the expansion, NBC will choose from… Read Article >

Jim Lafferty Becomes NBC MD – February 22, 2010

Jim Lafferty has been appointed as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC). Lafferty will be taking over from Roland Ebelt who completes his three-year tenure in the second quarter of… Read Article >

P&G to take advantage of 2010 recovery – January 19, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) wants to boost sales this year through aggressive marketing to reach more consumers, and by offering new products, officials said at the weekend.
“Year on year, our [sales figures are] growing by the introduction of new innovations, new products,” P&G Philippines President and General Manager Siddik Tetik said in an interview at the sidelines of the … Read Article >

“Media Synergy: How to Bring Digital into the Mix” by James Lafferty – January 6, 2010

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P&G: Digital Marketing and Re-Branding Still a Leap of Faith – August 3, 2009

Using the digital media for re-branding products is still “a matter of faith,” with no hard and fast rules, even for those who pioneered digital marketing in the country, like outgoing President and General Manager of consumer … Read Article >

Filipinos spending less on laundry products – P&G – April 5, 2009

Filipinos are not only reducing their spending on laundry detergents, they are also shifting to lower-priced brands.
Market leader Procter&Gamble (P&G) Philippines, however, does not just attribute this trend to the global economic crisis that started last year. P&G president and general manager James Lafferty said the Philippine laundry detergent market has … Read Article >

Procter & Gamble expecting consumer spending to hold up – April 03, 2009

American consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Philippine unit expects to do better than its counterparts in the United States and Europe when it comes to sales growth, although there has been a marked decline in its laundry detergent line.
Procter & Gamble Philippines, Inc. president and general manager, James M. Lafferty, told reporters the volume of laundry goods sold by the whole industry in the 12-month period ending January 2009 has fallen by 5% from … Read Article >

Procter & Gamble investing P1 billion in ‘value’ packaging – April 1, 2009

Procter & Gamble is investing over P1 billion on new value packaging that would give consumers more value for their purchases of laundry products in an effort to help consumers survive the economic crunch.
P & G said that its initiative dubbed “Taba” value packaging would give consumers up to 35 percent more products for their laundry brands Tide, Ariel and … Read Article >

Procter & Gamble opens distribution center for local, export sales – May 8, 2008

PROCTER and Gamble (P&G) Philippines Inc. has opened a new distribution center in Cabuyao, Laguna, in a move to build up its domestic and export capacity, the company announced Wednesday.
The new distribution facility costing P380 million is expected to boost production and … Read Article >

Procter & Gamble says RP one of top market priorities – May 8, 2008

MANILA, Philippines – Top consumer goods maker Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines is targeting double-digit sales growth this year on the back of strong demand for its beauty, laundry and other personal care products.
P&G President and General Manager James M. Lafferty said revenues would likely hit … Read Article >

US multinational firm opens new facility in Cabuyao – May 7, 2008

May 7, 2008 – MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine unit of a US multinational company opened a new facility in Cabuyao, Laguna, allowing the firm to meet increasing demand for its leading brands globally.
A senior executive of Procter & Gamble Distributing (Philippines) Inc. told reporters that … Read Article >

Best Foot Forward – January 09, 2007

It is, of course, nothing but usual for a multinational firm as huge as US-based global consumer giant Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines to conduct countless meetings in its corporate offices in Makati City. But never in the company’s long history in the Philippines had employees seen such a surge in the number of … Read Article >

P&G’s British Ad Gets Back to Basics – August 20, 2004

The ad looks like a spoof of old TV commercials: Two sisters face the camera and discuss their brand preferences. One uses Charmin, and it is much better than other brands, she says. She pours blue liquid into a tissue-filled glass to … Read Article >

Delisting plan leaves many questions unanswered

NBC recently announced that its parent company, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company South Africa, intends to invest up to N45 billion in Nigeria between 2011 and 2013 in order to expand its commercial base. Consequently, the proposed transaction will involve the cancellation of part of the share capital of NBC, so that it would become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic. The proposal includes a cash… Read Article >

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